Tag Archives: Studio Ghibli
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 15:54 GMT
Stock of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be replenished in the UK later this week, according to Namco.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 | 15:05 GMT
Namco Bandai has issued a response to the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wizard’s Edition “oversold” fiasco which distributor Digital River claimed occurred due to “an error in [its] ordering system.”
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 09:17 GMT
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White White is rather lovely. The RPG collaboration between Namco Bandai, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli is as charming as all hell, and you can check out the launch trailer ahead of its PS3 release right here.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 18:05 GMT
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch reviews have landed on the Internet, and the general consensus is that the game is a good one. Hit up the break for the scores.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 04:58 GMT
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is just a few days away, so now is the time to upgrade your pre-order to the snazzy Wizard’s Edition if you’re going to do it. To help you make up your mind either way, here’s a Namco Bandai video unboxing the contents – gorgeous packaging, plushie, art book and more.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 20:08 GMT
Ni No Kuni has been delayed by a week, meaning it will now release on February 1 in Europe instead of January 25. Namco Bandai said the delay was due to a logistical issue and as a way of apology, is offering a downloadable Draggle familiar for the trouble. It will be available at launch. The game is still slated for January 22 on PS3 in North America. Watch a new behind-the-scenes video below, which will either tide you over or make you want it more. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 22:19 GMT
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is just over one month away; this second developer diary shows off the RPG’s gorgeous visual stylings, and explains how Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaborated to produce the latter’s distinctive look.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 21:42 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino mentioned during TGS 2012 he is interested in collaborating with Studio Ghibli again. Speaking during an interview session, Hino said if there was a “potential opportunity” to work alongside the animation studio again – as with Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – he would definitely like to do it. When asked what he would like to adapt, he said it would be Studio Ghibli’s first film, Castle in the Sky – the 1986 film written and directed by magna artist Hayao Miyazaki. All we have to say to that, is: yes, please. Via Joystiq.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 13:45 BST
Some sumptuous new shots have arrived of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the RPG collaboration between Japanese powerhouses Level-5 and Studio Ghibli.
They depict protagonist Oliver having a grand old time trotting around a desert, fighting over some cheese (or maybe a biscuit?) and encountering a rather large lady bejewelled with crown, bell-earrings and pointy horns. Ogle them through the break.
The RPG is currently being localised for the west and is expected to arrive late January 2013 on PS3.
Fri, Jun 01, 2012 | 19:17 BST
Namco has announced Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will arrive in the UK January 25, 2013. The US will get it on January 22. While that’s a long wait for the Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration, it looks to be worth it to us. The game will come with English voices with French, German, Italian, and Spanish subtitles. If you prefer, you can play the game using the original Japanese voice overs with English subtitles. A new trailer is below, courtesy of IGN.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 19:12 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has told Famitsu the firm and Studio Ghibli’s would consider a sequel to Ni no Kuni should the title do well overseas. Hino also said he is confident the west will give the title a chance considering the success of past titles from Level-5. It was also noted in the interview that the reason for a delayed release in the west was due to the team taking its time to ensure a proper translation, especially considering the title contains over one million words. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will release during the first quarter of 2013 on PS3 complete with a digital version of the Magic Master book accessible from the game menu. Thanks, Andriasang.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 | 08:28 BST
Namco’s aired the debut English speaking trailer for Ni No Kuni. The Level-5 and Studio Ghibli RPG debuted in the west for the first time last night in Las Vegas at a Namco Bandai event, with L5 boss Akihiro Hino making an appearance to show the game. It really is looking quite a stunner. Get it below.
It’s out on PS3 in Europe and North America in Q1 2013.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 | 20:17 BST
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be released in North America, missing its original release estimate for winter 2012 in the region. Still, that’s only a few months as winter doesn’t officially start until December 21. The new release window will put it in line with the European time frame announced in February. Thanks, Siliconera.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 | 14:11 GMT
Namco Bandai’s announced it’s releasing Ni No Kuni for PS3 in Q1 2013 in Europe, a major shove from merely this year.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 | 22:05 GMT
Level-5 has said it has a number of possibilities in mind for the Ni no Kuni franchise, and doesn’t plan on the PS3 title Wrath of the White Witch being a one-off.
Sun, Nov 06, 2011 | 21:31 GMT
The latest trailers for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch show how faithfully Level 5 have recreated Studio Ghibli’s trademark style, to glorious effect.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 | 00:32 BST
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 16:07 BST
The PS3 version of Ni no Kuni in Japan won’t have the physical spell book that came with the DS version last year. Instead, as mentioned in the form of two information videos for the game, the book will actually come in digital form in-game instead for Triple owners. Get the videos of it below the break, via Gematsu.
The PS3 version of the Level 5-Studio Ghibli collaboration releases in Japan next month.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 | 13:32 BST
This week’s Famitsu has dropped details of a special hardware bundle for the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni in Japan. The Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration, which first released on DS way back, will release in November, and will now get a special bundle to celebrate the release. The hardware, known as “The Magical Edition,” comes in a white and gold flavour for ¥33,780 (£270/$440).
Sat, Jan 29, 2011 | 22:11 GMT
This week on Top Runner, a weekly NHK talk show in Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino was a guest and he brought along with him some new Ni no Kuni PS3 footage.